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And just to remind you what this is all about:

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Alfred E. Neuman, America's April Fool!

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I love this magazine, but wow thats still alot.

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I have some issues from the early '70s. Uhhh, thanks. But not those kinds of issues. Issues of Mad Magazine.

Anyway.

You guys wouldn't believe the things that were printed. Think Archie Bunker without the F.C.C. for a filter. It was a much different world...

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@jdgm3nt4l: LOL! About that time one of my older cousins (a cool high schooler!) had a subscription and I headed right to her stash of Mad magazines every time I visited. They reveled in political incorrectness before that was a common phrase! I used to love the spoofs of movies and television shows. One issue in particular I remember had fake greeting card ideas. I wish I still had that one because it included a greeting card poem that I can't quite remember and can't completely forget, but that seems sooooo appropriate some days. If you have that one in your collection please let me know. I would love to know what the rest of that blasted card says!

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Yes, little snippets of stuff I read in MAD 35 years ago are still stuck in my head. Wish I had those old issues. My dad and I used to laugh ourselves silly!

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I wandered lonely as a clod,
Just picking up old rags and bottles,
When onward on my way I plod,
I saw a host of axolotls;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
A sight to make a man’s blood freeze.

Some had handles, some were plain;
They came in blue, red pink, and green.
A few were orange in the main;
The damnedest sight I’ve ever seen.
The females gave a sprightly glance;
The male ones all wore knee-length pants.

Now oft, when on the couch I lie,
The doctor asks me what I see.
They flash upon my inward eye
And make me laugh in fiendish glee.
I find my solace then in bottles,
And I forget them axolotls.

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@mommadillo: Excellent! That's a keeper!

The one I remember from the greeting cards was "You are so smart. You are so cunning. How come your nose is always running?" Classy, right?

The one I WANT to find started with descriptions of the griefs the receiver was experiencing. The format and meter was sort of

Your house is on fire and your dog ate your cat.
Your wife ran away with your friend.

Well, not those words AT ALL, but that is the meter. It went on for several lines, describing the individuals misfortunes. But when you opened it, it read:

But why must you tell all your troubles to me
When I'm dying to tell mine to you.

Argh! I SO wish I could remember it!

As I mentioned, I also liked the spoofs of tv shows and movies. I remember one about "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" show that was a hoot, even when I was 10 or 11.

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@belyndag: I only have around ten issues, not really a collection. Wish I had that one to share with ya.